At breaking point, please help.

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Previously took fluoxetine for around seven month in 2014 , from July to January 2015 stopped for 10 months because I believed I was better up until half way through those ten months I questioned whether I need tablets again as I was going through a nasty break up and his depression mode while taking care of my son who was 1 and a half at the time , anyway on the 22nd November 2015 I decided to take them again (fluoxetine) without consulting my doctor straight away as I had some left over from last time, , then for some crazy stupid reason I decided I was better again and stopped them.in may this year...and every since I have been stuck in a absolutely mortifying, scary, nasty horrible cycle that I do not know how to get out of. My son is almost three now, and I feel like the worst parent ever, I know I'm a good mam, he's my absolute life and I'd never ever let harm come to him but because of my illness I can't help but feel guilty that since he was born its been about ''me me me'' I can't go out..I can't socialise..I can't meet new people...because I'm scared but I don't know what I'm scared of. I can no do this anymore I really can't, so....I'm sitting looking at left over tablets from my last prescription of fluoxetine and I really so badly want to start them again because I know they worked so well before. And if I took them again I wilould NEVER just stop them because I feel better I feel like I will probably be on them for life, , I really need some advice from someone with anxiety and depression experience right now but I really don't know what to do and my head is ready to burst. It hurts so much sad

Thankyou in advice xxxx

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    ok this is your anxiety taking over i understand it makes you think and do things you wouldnt other wise. ive dealt with all this since i was 10. you will have bad times and you will have good times. now with meds you need to talk to your doctor before taking them most anti deprresants take 4-6 weeks to take effect if you stop them cuz your feeling better thats not what you need to do you need to keep taking them. Trust in you doctor it might take a couple of meds or trials and errors to get through it. Sleep, diet and therapy are key. Focus on your kid i know the anxiety is bad but your kid needs you anxiety or not. he will love is mom either way. The social anxiety is part of it just take small steps go out with friends you trust and eventually you might be able to expand that. 
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      Thankyou for taking time to respond, I will take on board your advise, through out all this he has been the only thing that has kept me going, every day isn't always a bad day and I'm so grateful for those good days, but it just seems to be getting harder recently and I want to catch it and act before it spirals out of control, fluoxetine has worked for me twice before so I have faith in it, I just dread the 4-6 weeks of feeling out of control, I'm only 22 and do not want to spend anymore time being unhappy so I know what I have to do, I have noticed that the anxiety part plays up a lot of I am feeling unwell, like a upset stomach or headache, maybe I need to change my diet too , thankyou x

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    Rose

    Sorry you are in such a tizzy. All I can say it is very importand you tell your GP when you want to come off AD medications, it is very important that you inform him if you start using again especially when it is unused medications.

    I once came of Largactil in the seventees without telling my GP and was very ill. I tried to backtrack and I again had a double wammy and was again ill . I went back to my GP and was told of, I was returned to the medication for a further extended period.

    Talk to your GP and explain what you have done, I would imagine you will need to start medication again. Although that will be your GPs decision He may have different ideas.

    Good Luck we are here for you

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